She lives in northampton, mA where she was the 2010-2012 Poet Laureate. Lenelle moise's poems render the abstract- policy, history, disaster, diaspora- specific. Winner of the 2015 pen oakland josephine miles literary awardin her debut collection of verse and prose, to bearing witness to brutality and catastrophe, to intellectual, Moïse moves deftly between memories of growing up as a Haitian immigrant in the suburbs of Boston, playful explorations of pop culture enigmas like Michael Jackson and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Highly recommended. Roxane gay, lenelle moïse shows us the tragic yet beautiful world in which we live and challenges us not to turn away, author of An Untamed State"With a bold, but to turn towards with hope, unblinking eye, compassion, and love. Her words make the political not just personal, but corporeal: the beautiful system of the human body as canvas and subject, and still ruled, perfect in all its attendant complications and complexity, undeniably, by a warm, beating heart.
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